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Hypoglycaemia, also known as a hypo, occurs in people with diabetes when their blood glucose level drops below 4mmol/L. Hypos can occur in people with diabetes who take insulin or other types of glucose lowering medications.
This fact sheet provides information on managing hypoglycaemia including:
- What are the main causes of a hypo?
- What are the symptoms of a hypo?
- How is a hypo treated?
- What happens if a hypo is not treated?
- What to do if the person is unconscious, drowsy or unable to swallow?
- Hypo unawareness
- Other things to consider
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